3 get jail, lashes for running a brothel

3 get jail, lashes for running a brothel
Updated 18 May 2016

3 get jail, lashes for running a brothel

3 get jail, lashes for running a brothel

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Criminal Court has found two Arab men and a woman guilty of being involved in running a brothel in the south of the city, a local publication reported Tuesday.
The court found that the ring leader, aided by the second man, had forced the woman to become a prostitute. He had threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands, the report stated.
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) reported that they had been informed of the illegal activities at a house in south Jeddah by people living in the area. Residents had seen men visiting the house late at night.
The court jailed the ring leader to 4 years, 200 lashes and a fine of SR20,000. The second man was sentenced to one year, a fine of SR10,000, and 90 lashes over 10-day intervals. The woman got two years and six months in prison, and 90 lashes over four separate periods.
Lawyer Saleh Al-Ghamdi said that those found guilty of exploiting others for material gain be jailed for 15 years, fined SR1 million and have all the proceeds of their crime confiscated.